iis 6 redirect with querystring

Permanent site redirects using IIS are useful when moving a site to a new domain and also more search engine friendly than simply doing a javascript or server side redirect. These send a “301” response status code

To do this in IIS 6, simply open the website properties in IIS 6, select “a redirection to a URL” and enter the URL.

(courtesy of R. prestol)
20130402httpredirect

To send querystring values along with your redirect, simply add “$Q” to the end of the URL, such as:

http://www.google.com/pagename/pagename/$Q

If you would like instructions on how to perform this via IIS 7, let me know and I can upload these screenshots as well.

References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_301

About Ronnie Diaz

Ronnie Diaz is a software engineer and tech consultant. Ronnie started his career in front-end and back-end development for companies in ecommerce, service industries and remote education. This work transitioned from traditional desktop client-server applications through early cloud development. Software included human resource management and service technician workflows, online retail e-commerce and electronic ordering and fulfillment, IVR customer relational systems, and video streaming remote learning SCORM web applications. Hands on server experience and software performance optimization led to creation of a startup business focused on collocated data center services and continued experience with video streaming hardware and software. This led to a career in Amazon Prime Video where Ronnie is currently employed, building software and systems which stream live sports and events for millions of viewers around the world.

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